Bombay High Court

  • Ahead of Maharashtra polls, HC orders drive to remove illegal hoardings Yesterday

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections of October 15, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked all the municipal corporations and councils to conduct a special drive to remove illegal hoardings and banners. The division bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka said the drive...
  • Mumbai: HC seeks PWD's views on PIL about preventing Sea Link suicides Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the public works department of Maharashtra government to explain its stand on a public interest litigation demanding measures to prevent suicides or possible terror attacks on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. The division bench of Justices PV Hardas...
  • Bombay HC to set up inquiry into allotment of flats from CM's quota 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday said that it will initiate inquiry by a retired High Court judge into the alleged illegal allotment of flats under the Chief Minister's quota. The division bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka asked the Advocate General to consult the registry and come up...
  • Mumbai: HC asks students to do public service for dropping case against them 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has agreed to quash a criminal complaint against four college students on condition that they will have to preform public service over four weekends and donate money for charitable purpose. The judgement was delivered by a Bench of Justices VM Kanade and PD Kode who on...
  • No HC relief for disqualified BJP MLA in power theft case 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has refused to grant any interim relief to BJP's Ichalkaranji MLA Suresh Halvankar against Maharashtra Governor's order disqualifying him from holding his position following his conviction in a case of electricity theft. Hearing Halvankar's plea on Wednesday, Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Girish Kulkarni refused to...
  • Appoint doctors in tribal areas to stop malnutrition deaths: HC to Maharashtra government 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Taking a serious note of the death of children due to malnutrition in Melghat region of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the state government to appoint women and child specialists there immediately. It also asked the state to hold a meeting of the core committee which...
  • Nagpur, Pune airports have scanners to detect Ebola: Centre 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Union Government informed the Bombay High Court on Thursday that it has provided thermal image scanners at Nagpur and Pune airports to screen passengers from African countries for possible Ebola infection. Scanners were shifted from Hyderabad and Goa airports to Nagpur and Pune airports, counsel for the Central...
  • Bombay HC gives conditional nod to hold 'garba' in JVPD silence zone 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday allowed organisers to hold 'garba' dance in Navratri festival, beginning on Thursday, at Juhu Vile Parle Development Scheme (JVPD) in suburban Juhu even though the area falls under 'silence zone'. The permission was granted to Carnival Media Pvt Ltd to hold the dance every...
  • Maharashtra: NCP minister moves HC to quash order of probe against him 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister for Medical Education Jitendra Awhad on Wednesday filed a petition in the Bombay High Court seeking to quash a Magistrate's order asking police to probe allegations of "false" affidavit filed by him during the 2009 assembly elections from Kalwa-Mumbra constituency. The petition came up for hearing before Justice...
  • HC directs Maharashtra to ensure power supply at exam centres September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Expressing concern over load shedding, the Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra state government on Tuesday, to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all exam centres during HSC and SSC examinations in October 2014. A bench of Justice Abhay Oka also asked the state to come out with an action plan...
  • HC to appoint retd judge to detect double allotment of flats from CM quota September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said that a one-man committee of a retired district judge would be appointed to scrutinise all applications since 1989 for acquiring flats under the Chief Minister's discretionary quota in Maharashtra in order to detect cases of double allotment. The suggestion was given by a...
  • Bombay HC notice to govt on PIL seeking CID probe into drugs 'scam' September 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday sought a response from Maharashtra government and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai on a public interest litigation seeking a CID probe into 'a scam' regarding use of antibiotic drugs at civic hospitals. A division bench, headed by Justice PV...
  • Bombay HC allows BARC workers to move Centre on Bhabha bungalow September 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday allowed employees of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to make a representation before the union government on their plea to declare the bungalow of nuclear scientist Homi Bhabha as a national monument. BARC employees, who had filed a PIL seeking to convert the bungalow...
  • 2011 serial blasts: HC asks Maharashtra to compensate victims by Wednesday, issues contempt notice September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday ordered state government to pay compensation to kin of four victims of the 2011 serial blasts within two days even as it issued a contempt notice against the state chief secretary for failing to pay the amount despite a previous judicial order. "We direct...
  • Bombay HC orders scanner for Ebola screening at Pune, Nagpur airports September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Centre to immediately provide thermal image scanners at Nagpur and Pune Airports for the screening of passengers from African countries for a possible Ebola infection. The division bench headed by justice Abhay Oka on Monday adjourned the...
  • Bombay HC gives time to IT Department to engage senior counsel in PIL September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted three weeks' time to the Income Tax Department to engage a senior advocate for representing it in a public interest litigation regarding Godzari irrigation project in Kolhapur. The division bench headed by Justice PV Hardas was hearing a...
  • Provide Ebola detection facilities at Pune, Nagpur airports: Bombay HC September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed Maharashtra Government to provide medical screening facilities at Pune and Nagpur airports to detect Ebola virus among passengers arriving from affected countries, on the lines of existing amenities at Mumbai and Delhi airports. The direction was given by a bench headed by Justice...
  • Bombay HC confirms death penalty for Pune driver for killing 9 people September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence for Pune driver Santosh M Mane, who two years ago hijacked a state transport bus and killed nine people. The incident happened on January 25, 2012 after he was denied a change from night duty to day duty by his...
  • HC pulls up Maharashtra government for load shedding at HSC, SSC Exam centres September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has pulled up Maharashtra government for its apathy towards students due to loadshedding at Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination centres in schools across the state. "Why is there no loadshedding during festivals? Why power failures at HSC and SSC examination centres?...
  • Maharashtra: HC gives time to Government to reply to sisters' plea on death row September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has granted further two weeks time to Maharashtra government to file an affidavit in reply to a petition filed by two sisters urging that their death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment. The mercy petitions of Renuka Shinde and Seema Gavit, who were sentenced to...
  • Centre says it is equipped to detect Ebola; HC seeks affidavit September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Centre on Wednesday informed the Bombay High Court that it has installed machines at several international airports in the country to detect the presence of Ebola virus among people, who are returning home in large numbers from the affected African countries. However, activist Ketan Tirodkar, who has filed a...
  • Maharashtra government asked to consider declaring Bhabha bungalow as museum: Centre tells HC August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In a Uturn, the Centre informed the Bombay High Court on Monday that under the Central laws it would not be possible for it to convert the bungalow of nuclear scientist Homi J Bhabha into a museum and hence Maharashtra government has been asked to consider it. ...
  • Mini forensic labs in every district not necessary: Maharashtra government to HC August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Monday told the Bombay High Court that it was not necessary to set up mini forensic laboratories in every district as the regional labs were enough to meet the needs of law enforcement agencies. The court has converted a media report, which claims that 21 districts...
  • Reframe guidelines to review weapons licences during polls: HC August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to reframe the guidelines in keeping with a directive of the Election Commission to individually review cases of licence holders of weapons during elections. Pointing out to an anomaly in the guidelines issued by the Home department on August 17, 2009,...
  • Mumbai gears up for Dahi Handi event, participants excited as SC stays Bombay HC order August 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The Supreme court has put a hold on the Bombay High Court order that put a cap on the age of the contestants and the height of the handi in Mumbai's popular dahi handi festival after a 14yearold from Navi Mumbai lost his life when he fell off a...
  • Rajesh Khanna's family ordered by Bombay HC to give the actor's former companion Anita Advani a copy of his will August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Anita Advani, Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna's companion during his last years, heaves a sigh of relief and says she is thankful to the judicial system. The Bombay High Court Wednesday ordered that Anita can be given a copy of Rajesh Khanna's will, whose veracity she has disputed. "I am extremely thankful...
  • Compensation given to relatives of terror victims is too small: Bombay High Court July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday expressed dismay over the quantum of compensation (Rs 3 lakh) paid by the Centre to the families of those killed in terror attacks or bomb blasts, saying the amount was paltry. "If the sole bread winner dies in a...
  • HC for policy to compensate terror victims' families July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday suggested the Centre to come out with a policy to adequately compensate families of those killed in terror attacks instead of paying a standard amount by way of exgratia. A division bench comprising Justices Abhay Oka and AS Chandurkar asked the Union government to...
  • Anil Singh appointed Additional Solicitor General Western Zone July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Union government has appointed senior advocate Anil Chandrabali Singh as Additional Solicitor General of India (Western Zone) in the Bombay High Court, replacing Kevic Setalvad. Singh's appointment as ASG for a threeyear tenure was announced yesterday, according to a release issued on Thursday. As a lawyer in the Bombay...
  • Maharashtra to promulgate Ordinance on reservations: Advocate General to HC July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government would soon promulgate an ordinance to give effect to the cabinet decision on quotas for Marathas and Muslims, the Bombay High Court was informed on Wednesday. Advocate General Darius Khambata declared this in a statement before a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka which was hearing two PILs...